An Antigravity Machine? Take That, Isaac Newton

A researcher in Finland claims to have defeated gravity

Is this science? Or science fiction? A Russian researcher working in Finland claims he has discovered a way to partially negate the effects of gravity--using a spinning disk made of a superconducting ceramic. The claim has yet to be verified, but it's being taken seriously by NASA and scientists elsewhere. Four groups, including one at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., are scrambling to duplicate the Finnish antigravity setup.

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